The Exchange, 11/21/18, Special Prosecutors, Native American Foster Children, USS Sioux City

Nov 21, 2018





Audio FileThe Exchange, 11/21/18Edit | Remove

  

  The Exchange 112118

Coming up on The Exchange, we learn about the changes made in the state’s child welfare system in how it works with Native American foster children.  


Also, a constitutional lawyer talks about the role of often embattled special prosecutors.



Coan


And, a local soybean farmer resorts to an editorial to talk to Congressmen Steve King about the effects of tariffs on the farm economy.  That and more coming up on The Exchange, but first, this news.


NewsWx

News


Introduction


Welcome to The Exchange, I’m Mary Hartnett.  Today we will take a look at the role of special prosecutors in the United States and hear from a local soybean farmer about his frustration with the commodities tariffs instituted by President Donald Trump.  But first, this week, Native Americans, activists, foster parents and social workers have joined over the last few days to commemorate lost Native American children.  

This morning, in Sioux City, marchers will walk and pray in the 16thAnnual March to Honor Lost Children.  Marchers began at War Eagle’s Grave and ended up at the Sioux City Public Museum. 

 Native American activist Frank LeMere is one of the marchers, and he was a conference on the welfare and placement of native American children today at Briar Cliff University.  LeMere said the walk is meant to highlight the issues that Native American children face in when the state takes custody and removes them from their families.


Le Mere

That was Native American activist Frank LeMere talking about the March to Honor Lost Children.  The march memorializes three native American girls who died in the child welfare system sixteen years ago.  It takes place tomorrow morning, and it begins at War Eagles Grave at around 7:30.   LeMere talked a lot about the deficiencies in the foster care system in Iowa and elsewhere. He got some answers from Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven, who attended today’s conference at Briar Cliff.  Foxhoven said the state has become much better at placing Native American children with Native American families.  


Foxhoven

That was Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven, who attended today’s conference at Briar Cliff.


November 16 was the 28th anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act being signed into law. James Schaap recalls Maria Pearson, the Yankton Sioux woman who set the ball rolling in Iowa in the 1970s.

Outro         Schaap Warrior


Support for Small Wonders on Siouxland Public Media comes from the Daniels Osborn Law Firm in the Ho Chunk Centre in downtown Sioux City, serving needs of clients in real estate transactions; business formation and guidance; and personal estate planning. More information is available on Facebook or at danielsosborn.com.

You’re listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media; I’m Mary Hartnett.  There is a lot conjecture and controversy surrounding special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with the Russians in the 2016 election by President Donald Trump.  President Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and has appointed as interim attorney general Matt Whittaker, a former University of Iowa football player and attorney. Last year, before joining the Justice Department and taking a government salary, now-Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker made nearly a million dollars in salary while leading a tax-exempt organization that allegedly advocated right-wing positions.  Some Democrats say they are concerned that Whitticker will dispense with the Mueller investigation.

Andrew Coan is a Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and related subjects. 

Coan is the author of Prosecuting the President who looks at the role of special prosecutors in the United States.  He also recently wrote an article for The Atlantic magazine about the role of the public when it comes to supporting special prosecutors.

Coan

That was  Andrew Coan, a Professor of Law at The University of Arizona,  Coan is the author of Prosecuting the President who looks at the role of special prosecutors in the United States.  He also recently wrote an article for The Atlantic magazine about the role of the public when it comes to supporting special prosecutors.

Another issue that has caused a lot of concern in states like Iowa is the raising of tariffs on commodities like corn and soybeans.  Local soybean farmer Dolph Ivenor tried to raise this issue before the mid-term elections with 4thDistrict Congressman Steve King, but he got no reply was asked to leave the event.  Ivenor has this editorial comment on soybeans, Steve King, and president Donald Trump.

 Dolph            

The USS Sioux City is heading to its Mayport Florida home port in time for Thanksgiving.  Linda Santi talked to the senior enlisted crew member to get his perspective on the excitement of the ship’s commissioning and its aftermath.